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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
About Florida Southern College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Sunshine State Conference
Address
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801
From Florida Southern College

Florida Southern College is a national leader in engaged learning. Ranked among America's top colleges by US News & World Report, Forbes, and The Fiske Guide, our hands-on learning environment provides students with opportunities for research, performance, and service learning. Our signature guarantees provide each student the opportunity to intern at renowned companies, study abroad, and graduate in four years.

Ranked the #1 “most beautiful” campus in the nation for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review, our 113-acre Frank Lloyd Wright-designed campus attracts students from all of the country. We invite you to visit and explore all Florida Southern and central Florida has to offer.

Florida Southern College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
51%
SAT Range
1070-1250
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$24,888/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$21,189/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.63 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,356Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
259
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Involved
    67%
  • Rich white kid.
    14%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Dry campus
    4%
  • Stuck up
    4%
  • Apathetic
    2%
  • Driven
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.94 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.109 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Interactive
    29%
  • Personal
    29%
  • Everything you want
    15%
  • Boring
    7%
  • A trap
    5%
  • Create your house the party house be nice= hot chi
    4%
  • Strict
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $41,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    63%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    94%
    National
    83%
    76%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses
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    Florida Southern College Reviews

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    Florida Southern really does have the most beautiful campus. It only takes about 15 minutes to walk from one end of campus to another, so the walk to class isn't too bad if you aren't a morning person. The teachers at Florida Southern are well-educated with experience in their fields, and they really do want to see you succeed. Your professor will know your name, and get to know your personality so that they can help you achieve your goals. That is the best part about going to a smaller school. Not only do you know the professors, but you know everyone on campus. Stronger and more personal relationships can be built in this homey environment. They give out really great scholarships too! The athletics are great, especially Basketball, Baseball, and Lacrosse, but I do wish we had a football team sometimes. The freshman dorms aren't the best, but after that they get much nicer. The food is pretty good. The local area is amazing, there is always something to do, or somewhere to eat.
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    I was accepted into this fabulous college. The campus is beautiful! They really work with you throuh out the entire process of applying and enrollment. They have so many great opportunities! They very safe if not the safest campus. As a student you have a keychain alarm like button. You press both buttons and it immediately notifies the security office. It gives them your exact campus location and pulls up all the information on you that they may need, such as allergies. They have a 15:1 ratio of students to teachers! As they grow they hire more professors to keep that ratio.
    Remarkable! I have been able to travel to Washington DC and Alicante, Spain; run in Spartan races and race at Track meets; learn about biology and the world around us; and most importantly, have been provisionally accepted to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.